MIPS - Madurai Institute of Peace Science

Project Brief: Study centre for after school study for children of SC/ST landless agricultural labourers.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Harish Chawla
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Madurai Institute for Peace Science,Gandhi Museum.,Alathur Panchayat,
TAMIL NADU  625 002
Tel: 530 291 / 560 229
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 1997ColoradoUSD 1780
Dec 1997Boston/MITUSD 3880

Total = $5660

After hours coaching facility and study centre for children of SC/ST landless labourers. Homes of these labourers do not offer a conducive environment for children to study because of lack of lighting, space, poor ventilation etc. This is one of the reasons for high dropout rates and poor performance of these children. Moreover, these labourers are not literate themselves and cannot provide the help and support for these children to study. A total of 101 school children of all age groups will be benefitted. The project is going to buy infrastructure equipment (blackboards, writing tables etc), provide tutoring with the help of one
trained tutor plus 2 volunteers per hamlet. The project also will provide basic health checkups for the children. In addition, the project will provide a library and a recreational facility for the children.
Tutoring and facilities for 101 children in 4 hamlets of
Alathur Panchayat, Madurai District. Funding required for one year. Later, it is supposed to be self sufficient.
MIPS is a registered society since 1986. Their FCRA status
number is 675940249. Their 1996 annual budget is about Rs. 11 Lakhs and they are involved in a number of community
development activities such as Non formal education for working children, efficient chulahs for villages, biogas plants, Vocational tranining, sanitation, compost technology, women's development. They also have health centres in 65 villages and are well recognised both by the state government and the central government.

Asha has funded an after-school coaching facility and study center for SC/ST landless laborers.